Full Name: MICHAEL GALE
Date of Birth: 21/12/1966
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 93 Kg ( 14-9 )
Debut: 26/03/1994, Round 1, Footscray
Last Game: 30/08/1998, Round 22, Melbourne
Total Games: 91
Total Goals: 20
Total Games: 1
Total Goals: 1
Michael has played most of his senior football as a wingman and half-back-flanker. He came to Richmond at he end of 1993, after spending the previous seven seasons with Fitzroy. He has performed very well across half back, where his tough, fearless running style combined with his intelligent use of handball has been one of the many bonuses in the Tigers’ recent revival. Despite missing several games in 1994, with hamstring injuries Michael was a valuable contributor. In 1995, he was displaying great form until a collarbone injury suffered against Essendon caused him to miss several games. He returned to the seniors for the first final against North Melbourne. Michael is the brother of Brendon GALE and the grandson of Jack GALE. Like his brother, he is a fine mark and totally courageous the way he throws himself into packs. In 1996, he had an injury interrupted pre-season and it took several games before he found some form. He was selected to play for the Allies against Victoria. Away from football, he is a tradesman and avid surfer.
Marist Brothers Burnie ; Penguin 1984-85 ; Fitzroy Seniors 1985-93, Games 105, Goals 29 ; Fitzroy Reserves 1985-91, Games 25, Goals 17.